Hawaiian ‘Poke’ Travels to Mainland

June 24, 2015

The Hawaiian dish poke is traveling to the mainland through Coconut’s.
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Poke (pronounced poh keh) is a traditional Hawaiian dish that could become more common on the mainland. Best described as a fish salad, poke is comprised of raw fish—typically yellow-fin tuna—rice, seaweed, garnishes like green onions and nuts, and spices.

“This is a Hawaiian-born-culture food that was seasoned with very light seasonings: ginger, a little bit of soy sauce, maybe a little bit of garlic, and that’s about it,” says Michael Phillips, the founder and CEO of the Hawaii-based fast casual Coconut’s Fish Café.